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Google now has a much better way to alert you to critical security issues

If someone’s hacking into your account, getting an email about it might not do much good; by the time you read it, the damage may already be done.  To combat the issue, Google is launching in-app security alerts for critical issues with Google accounts.  When Google detects a security issue with your account – such as someone […]

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The Internet Is Broken, and ISPs Are to Blame

Illustration: Jim Cooke/Gizmodo Welcome to the big day: The launch of System Reboot, Gizmodo’s new podcast on how to repair a broken world. There’s no better place to start our mission to fix the world than the internet. We rely on the tubes and wires more than ever due to the pandemic that has us working […]

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US election 2020: Trump ready to return

US President Donald Trump has completed his course of treatment for Covid-19 and can return to public engagements this weekend, his physician has said. Dr Sean Conley said the president had responded “extremely well” to medication and had “remained stable”. Mr Trump later said he would probably take another Covid test on Friday and hoped […]

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Facebook bans ‘sexual’ nipple tattoo ad

A beauty therapist who helps cancer patients has been banned from posting pictures of her work on Facebook ads. Vicky Morgan, from Wadebridge in Cornwall, is trained to draw tattoos for women and men who have lost their breasts through a mastectomy. But Facebook has censored her adverts, saying pictures of nipples, or areola, were […]

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Wisepay: hit by cyber-attack

Parents who made payments to UK schools in recent days via the Wisepay service have been warned their card details have been compromised. Wisepay said a hack of its website meant an attacker was able to harvest payment details between 2 and 5 October via a spoof page. Attempted payments to about 300 schools have […]

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US Army trials goggles for dogs

The US Army has shown off augmented reality goggles for combat dogs, designed to let them receive orders at a distance. The technology, made by a firm called Command Sight, is managed by the US Army Research Laboratory. Military dogs can scout ahead for explosives and other hazards, but need instructions. The goggles are designed […]